[Fontinst] expanded fonts

Lars Hellström Lars.Hellstrom@math.umu.se
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 22:40:10 +0100

At 21.41 +0100 2002-12-16, Oliver Heins wrote:
>My idea was to write a script that uses the low-level-commands of
>fontinst and does in a first step, what \latinfamily does, and to extend
>this script in a second step to produce the expanded fonts.
>However, I failed in the first step.  I read Ulrik Vieth's and Taco
>Hoekwater's talk at the EuroTeX '99, and wrote the following script, but
>it doesn't produce all necessary fonts.  Especially, I don't know ho to
>make the 9? encodings and the OsF-(virtual)fonts.

The 9? "encodings" are just "abbreviations" for some common combinations of
several variants. Since your particular font family does not have an expert
(8x) set, there is no need for you to use the x variant (it exists only so
that one can distinguish VFs that make use of these 8x fonts from
corresponding VFs that do not).

The OsF-fonts are (as long as you don't mind the supplier's historically
incorrect ideas about which fonts should be equipped with such digits) no
different from the other fonts -- just add a 'j' variant letter in the font
names where appropriate.

Lars Hellström